Tommy Holladay graduated summa cum laude from the internationally acclaimed Berklee College of Music, where he was additionally awarded the William G Leavitt and the Stephen D. Holland scholarships for jazz guitar performance. In May 2014, Tommy received his Master’s degree (with honors) in jazz studies from the New England Conservatory, where he studied with Brad Shepik, Billy Hart, Jerry Bergonzi, John McNeil and many other renowned jazz artists. While at NEC, Tommy was elected by the faculty to join the national music honors society Pi Kappa Lambda. In July 2014, Tommy performed as a semi-finalist at the Socar International Montreux Jazz Guitar competition. He now resides in New York City.
Tommy has shared the stage with Jaime Valle, Darren Barrett, Duncan Moore, Walter Smith III, Justin Faulkner, Jason Robinson, Gilbert Castellanos, Rob Thorsen, Joshua White, and Ed Delucia. In addition, Tommy holds an Associate’s Degree (with high honors) in mathematics from San Diego Mesa and a certificate in computer science from Boston University.